Thomas Linacre Centre
Thomas Linacre Outpatient Centre
Tel: 01942 244000
In May 2002 the Thomas Linacre Centre opened its doors to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust's outpatients.
Thomas Linacre was Rector of the Wigan Parish for five years from 1519 up to his death in 1524. He was the founder and first President of the Royal College of Physicians and was also royal physician to Henry VIII.
This has been a forward thinking and innovative development as the Old Grammar School is a Grade II listed building and much work has been done to preserve the aesthetics of the period. £7 million has been invested to transform the building. The outside has retained its famous clock tower and the new windows and doors have been made in the traditional style. The brickwork has also been renovated. In contrast the inside is state of the art with diagnostic suites and tasteful décor.
The Outpatients centre provides outpatient care to residents of the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS catchment area, with 96 Consultant led clinics per week and treating over 100,000 patients per annum.
Using a Train or Bus?
Trains: Visit the National Rail website for information, timetables and routes to Wigan. The nearest train stations are Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western both 1 mile away.
Buses: Visit the Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) website for up to date travel information and timetables, alternatively, call Traveline - 0871 200 2233. Always check with your bus company to ensure their information is current.
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- Up to two hours £2.00
- Between two and four hours £4.00
- Over four hours £5.00
Please bring some change for the pay and display machines as they don't accept notes. Concessionary parking is available, restrictions apply.
Have your details changed?
If you personal details have changed in any way since your last visit, please inform the Patient Administration Staff when you attend for your next appointment. Please also ensure you inform your GP.
If you have a forthcoming appointment, you can go to the Appointment Information page and get more specific information on what to bring and what to expect.
It is situated in Wigan town centre within easy reach of the main town centre car parks and public transport system. The centre operates Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm with some additional evening clinics.
The centre provides the following range of clinics:
General Surgery Clinics including:
- Breast Screening
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- General Surgery
- TB Service
- Smoking Cessation Service
Medical Clinics including:
- Pain Management
- Lipid Clinics
- Medicine for the Elderly
- Vitalograph/ spirometry
- ECG ambulatory monitoring
- BP ambulatory monitoring
- Event recorders
Within the centre there are five clinic suites supported by the following on site services, X-ray, Cardiology, Phlebotomy, Audiology and Clinic Preparation. In addition there are limited Pathology services provided on the site supporting the Haematology clinic. The X-Ray and Phlebotomy Departments also hold appointment led sessions for patients referred by their GPs for X-Rays and blood taking.
Blood Taking - Blood taking commences at 7.30am with GP bloods finishing at 2.00pm.
A Pharmacy department is located is near to Suite 1 in the building; the opening times are:
- 8.45am – 1.00pm
- 1.45pm – 4.45pm
Non-clinical support staff are based at the centre to provide portering, domestic, general office and patient services.
A volunteers desk which runs a “Buddy Scheme" is positioned at the main entrance to assist patients and their relatives.
A café run by the WRVS is situated near the front entrance providing drinks and light snacks, in addition cold drinks can be obtained from vending machines on every suite.
There is an area allocated for breast feeding, please enquire with the staff if it is required.